The transition from campaigning to governing

The five key steps in going from local leader to local councillor

Course overview

This skills module steps new local councillors through the first five steps when transitioning from a community leader to local councillor.

The module is an introduction to the Local Government Act, the Code of Conduct and the Code of Meeting Practice and the role of a local councillor.

Our flexible online delivery is self-paced. Our skills module can be combined with other induction programs offered by your local council.

Who should do this course?

This course is for local councillors who have been elected for the first time in the local government elections in December 2021. More experienced councillors may use the course as a refresher.

Course content

The skills module covers the following core components:

Step 1: Understanding your duties as a councillor

Step 2: Understanding the basics of the Local Government Act

Step 3: Becoming familiar with your ethical obligations under the Code of Conduct

Step 4: Preparing for your first council meeting and knowing what to do under the Code of Meeting Practice

Step 5: Knowing your council’s policy framework

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Your facilitators

Your instructor for this course is Emma Broomfield, the Founder and Chief Educator at Locale Learning. Emma is a trained lawyer and nationally accredited mediator with a passion for helping communities work better together. She strongly believes in the power of local leaders to transform local communities.

Over many years, Emma has worked with local councillors in a range of different capacities. This includes as a Code of Conduct reviewer, coach, trainer, legal advisor and conflict resolution specialist. Emma is known for her warm engaging style and practical training workshops.

What people say about Emma’s training style

"Very professional and astute."

"Informative, knowledgeable, presented well"

"Very engaging – thorough but not overwhelming"

Emma Broomfield Locale Learning

Benefits of online learning

Flexible schedule – Fit your learning in around your busy schedule and personal commitments. Take the course at any time of the day or night from your laptop, tablet or phone.

Learn from anywhere – It doesn’t matter where you live. Sign up for the course, start from anywhere and save on precious travel time to the big smoke or commuting time in the city.

Learn at your own pace – Learn from relevant and engaging experts at your own pace. Move as fast or as slow as you like through the course. You get to set the pace.

Frequently asked questions

When does the course start and end?

The course starts now and is completely self-paced – you decide when you start and when you finish. Work at your own pace and in your own time.

How long does the course take?

Each skills module is designed to take around 1 hour to complete but may take more or less time depending on your speed.

How much does this course cost?

This course is $99(+gst) per person. If you are a local council looking to supplement your induction training with this course for more than one councillor, please get in touch with us for a quote.

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you will have access to the course for one year.

How do I access the course?

By simply hitting the enrol button below – you will be asked to enter your email address and create a password for the Locale Learning online platform and pay the course fee. Then you are on your way.

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